Miller: Bulgaria has increased its efforts to build a gas network after criticism of Putin

Bulgaria has been actively working on the construction of the gas distribution network after the Russian President accused it of deliberately delaying the construction of “Turkish stream.” This was stated by the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller in the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“We see that our Bulgarian partners are currently working much more intensively than some time ago”, he said.

In turn, Minister of energy Alexander Novak expressed confidence that Bulgaria will fulfill its obligations. “Today the work is underway on a large scale, and we are confident that the Bulgarian colleagues will fulfill its obligations and its part of the build,” said Novak.

the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic stressed that his country has fulfilled part of its work, and is now waiting for when the construction will finish Bulgaria: “We have built but still waiting for the Bulgarians, when they finish the pipeline in their own country”.

on 8 January Istanbul hosted the opening ceremony of the pipeline “Turkish stream”. The meeting was attended by the President of Russia, Turkey and Serbia, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, the Russian and Turkish Ministers. According to Alexey Miller, supplies via the “Turkish stream” completely cover the contracts between Gazprom and consumers in Bulgaria, Greece and Northern Macedonia, “and all contracts, supply of which was carried out the TRANS-Balkan corridor”.